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Ontario Locator

The following list shows every municipality in Ontario (city, town, village, township, regional municipality) and all of the geographic townships which have belonged to a municipality. In other words everything that has or had a local government is here. The information came from two OGS publications. Dunford Municipal Records in Ontario: History and Guide OGS (2005) lists every Ontario municipality. Gartner and Prong Townships of the Province Of Ontario, Canada OGS (2007) lists all townships. Current and historical townships came from that book, but not the unorganized townships. You should refer to these books for more detail.

The "Type" column tells you what sort of municipality it is, generally its current status. There are two types of townships. A geographic township (G Twp) is a piece of land. You need to know this to find land records and to find where people lived. An administrative township (A Twp) is a form of government, often administering several geographic townships. You need this to find local records. RM means Regional Municipality.

Early names for many municipalities are given.

The list also shows the county and the OGS Branch the municipality is in.

At a future date the list will be expanded to include the former Police Villages and the current hamlets.

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Name Type County Branch Notes
Scotts Mills  -  Peterborough  Kawartha  early name (pre 1826) for Peterborough City 
Scotts Mills  -  Hastings  Quinte  early name for Frankford Village 
Scotts Plains  -  Peterborough  Kawartha  early name (pre 1826) for Peterborough City 
Scugog  AG Twp  Ontario  Durham Region  - 
Seaforth  Town  Huron  Huron County  - 
Sebastopol  G Twp  Renfrew  Ottawa  - 
Sebastopol and Griffith  A Twp  Renfrew  Ottawa  - 
Sebastopol Griffith and Matawatchan  A Twp  Renfrew  Ottawa  - 
Second Chute  -  Renfrew  Ottawa  early name for Renfrew Town 
Seguin  A Twp  Parry Sound Dist  Nipissing District  - 
Selby  -  Peterborough  Kawartha  early name (pre 1875) for Lakefield Village 
Seneca  G Twp  Wentworth  Hamilton  - 
Seneca  -  Haldimand  Haldimand County  early name (pre 1880) for Caledonia Town 
Severn  A Twp  Simcoe  Simcoe County  - 
Seymour  G Twp  Northumberland  Kawartha  - 
Shackleton  G Twp  Cochrane Dist  -  - 
Shackleton and Machlin  A Twp  Cochrane Dist  -  - 
Shades Mill  -  Waterloo  Waterloo Region  early name (pre 1827) for Galt City 
Shaftsbury  -  Manitoulin Dist  -  early name for Little Current Town 
Shakespeare  G Twp  Sudbury Dist  Sudbury District  - 
 
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